Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1413-1
March 29, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.10
Nova log files could be made to exhaust storage resources.
- nova: OpenStack Compute cloud infrastructure
Dan Prince discovered that Nova did not properly perform input validation on
the length of server names. An authenticated attacker could issue requests
using long server names to exhaust the storage resources containing the Nova
API log file.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.